All things holiday including:
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A Christmas Carol
Casa Manana

November 25 – December 23

Casa Mañana presents a new, fresh twist on a classic Dickens tale that will have children ages 4 to 100 laughing alike. Christmas Carol: A New Musical Comedy features a contemporary pop score and current pop culture references that we guarantee are sure to have you dancing in the aisles. Don’t miss your chance to get in the spirit of the season with this new holiday tradition. This show is suitable for all audiences.

FWSO presents
Home for the Holidays
Bass Performance Hall

November 25 – November 27

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Come on down to Bass Performance Hall to catch a glimpse of jolly old St. Nick with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as your hometown band delivers another magnificent installment of every family’s favorite holiday tradition, complete with magical snowfall and Christmas carols! Wave to Santa as the orchestra conjures a white Christmas.  The perfect gift for the whole family.  

Handel’s MEssiah
Will Rogers Auditorium

Saturday, December 10

Our annual performance of Handel’s Messiah returns after an extended intermission with full orchestra and choir in Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium!

TBT Presents
The Nutcracker &
The Nutty Nutcracker
Bass Performance Hall

November 25 – December 24

THE NUTCRACKER, A Magical Holiday Tradition

Featuring dazzling choreography and exquisite sets, The Nutcracker celebrates the season with enchantment, snowflakes, and sweets.

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will keep the holiday spirit and a great holiday tradition in Fort Worth alive as they present The Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall thru December 24th




FWSO presents
A Tribute to ABBA
Bass Performance Hall

December 31st

They’re so entertaining, you’ll be chanting “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” more and springing from your seat like the “Dancing Queen” you truly are. With sold-out shows at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Highland Park in Chicago, it’s easy to see why many critics agree this group is the most amazing and authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Ring in your new year with an evening of one of the greatest pop phenomena!

Christmas with
Nat & Natalie
Reid Cabaret at
Casa Manana

November 29th – December 17th

Cozy up in the Reid Cabaret Theatre for an “unforgettable” evening with holiday favorites from Nat King and Natalie Cole.  This father-daughter duo separately recorded over 100 songs that became hits on the pop charts.  Celebrate with us as we unveil the newly renovated Reid Cabaret with favorites including “Unforgettable,” “When I Fall in Love,” “Mona Lisa” and, of course, “The Christmas Song.” This show is suitable for most audiences.

FWSO presents
Home for the Holidays
Bass Performance Hall

November 25 – November 27

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Come on down to Bass Performance Hall to catch a glimpse of jolly old St. Nick with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as your hometown band delivers another magnificent installment of every family’s favorite holiday tradition, complete with magical snowfall and Christmas carols! Wave to Santa as the orchestra conjures a white Christmas.  The perfect gift for the whole family.  


Christmas Specials
at Arlington Music Hall

December 2nd:  Nutcracker presented by Leap of Faith
December 6th: Christmas with The Beatles
December 8th:  Celtic Angels Christmas
December 9th:  3 Redneck Tenors Christmas
December 10th:  Blue Christmas featuring Al Joslin
December 11th:  Christmas with Patrick Thomas
December 16th-17th:  Christmas from the Heart of Nashville with Mark209 & Leap of Faith
December 20th:  David Archuleta The More The Merrier Christmas

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents
The Nutcracker
Will Rogers Auditorium

December 2th – 4th

Join Ballet Frontier for the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season!

Ballet Frontier has been captivating audiences with our production of The Nutcracker for the last 12 years.  With its cast comprised of professional dancers, talented young students, dazzling costumes, and world-class choreography, the stage is set for an unforgettable holiday experience for all ages!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical
Bass Performance Hall

November 21 – 22

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.  Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. This show is suitable for all audiences.

GM Financial
Parade of Lights
Downtown Fort Worth

Sunday, November 20th – 6pm

The GM Financial Parade of Lights begins at 6:00 PM at the intersection of Weatherford and Throckmorton Streets. The parade proceeds east along Weatherford Street, turns south on Commerce and goes all the way to 9th Street. At 9th Street the parade turns west, proceeds past the Convention Center to Houston St., and then turns north on Houston Street to 2nd St.  The final turns for the parade are west on 2nd St. to Throckmorton Street, and south to 3rd St. where the parade will end. Click for complete route information and a full map!

Celebrate the Holidays

Giddy Up & Glide!  Make the Fort Worth Stockyards your home for the holidays!  All new ice-skating rink, Cowboy Santa’s Holiday Village, Holiday Lights, Live Music, Theme Days, Activations, Avoca Cocoa & Coffee Corral, & So Much More!

Saddle Up For Cowboy Santa’s Arrival & Stockyards Tree Lighting

Friday, November 25th

Cowboy Santa arrives in the Fort Worth Stockyards on Friday, November 25th!  Join us as we welcome him in his stagecoach with a parade following the 11:30am Cattle Drive.  Festivities to follow his arrival include holiday photos with Cowboy Santa, Cowboy Poetry, Story Time with Mrs Clause, and a 6pm Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Fort Worth Stockyards
Rodeo Rink

November 25th  – February 5th


Radiance Christmas 
Weatherford – Frisco

Through December 31

Texas’ #1 Light Spectacular Radiance! is back, BIGGER and BETTER, featuring less wait time, new scenes and more lights! Better still, one ticket gives you access to both Radiance! AND our all-new family holiday attraction, Frozen in Frisco!

At Frozen in Frisco, you’ll experience an outdoor Winter Carnival full of thrills, fun and magical memory-making moments unlike anything in North Texas! 

  • Soar down 2- story Ice Tubing Hills,
  • Ice skate under the stars,
  • Throw snowballs made of REAL snow at Santa’s Snowball Toss,
  • Ride the giant 108ft Ferris Wheel and Christmas Carousel,
  • Spin out on Bumper Cars on Ice,
  • Meet Santa Claus and the Gingerbread Man,
  • Visit Mistletoe Holiday Market, and much more!

A Twitty and Lynn Christmas
Downtown Cowtown
at The Isis Theatre

Friday, December 2nd, 7:30pm

Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty have country music in their blood. The grandchildren of famed duo Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, the two have taken to the road to honor their grandparents in an intimate evening of music and storytelling.

Through their memories of Memaw and Poppy, as they call their grandparents, the show takes on the quality of a family get together, and it often feels more like one is on the front porch with guitars and old family hymns than it does a concert. It is a fascinating opportunity to see two of country musics greatest legends through their grandchildren’s eyes. The high-energy, heartfelt show highlights not only the bond Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty had as best friends and musical partners, but the unique bond Tayla and Tre have formed through years of an intertwined family history and their own musical relationship.

Hairon, The Hit Musical Stage Play
Holiday Edition
Downtown Cowtown
at The Isis Theatre

Sunday, December 11th
3pm & 8pm

Dallas, Candace and Melanie all grew up together in the City of Detroit and graduated from Munford High School. They routinely have their girl’s day out once a month on Saturday morning to get their hair done at Vidal’s Hair Salon. Dallas is married, and a successful Ford company corporate executive in Detroit. She is in a loving relationship and though her husband was laid off, she loves him, respects him and works with him. Candace is a budding rapper working as a stripper to make enough money for her demo.

The Modern Lights
at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

November 25th  – February 5th

The Modern trees are illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby experience a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities. The museum galleries are open with free admission until 8 pm on Fridays.



Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Nov 18th – Jan 8th

From November 18 through January 8, Lightscape will illuminate evenings at the Garden with more than one million holiday lights, tunnels, fire, sculptures, bluebonnets, and artistic installations throughout a spectacular one-mile winding walking trail.

Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities including London, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, the internationally acclaimed Lightscape is coming to Fort Worth for the 2022 holiday season. Taking place within the 120-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden and set along a beautifully illuminated walking trail custom-designed for Fort Worth, Lightscape will feature spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound.

Gift of Lights
at Texas Motor Speedway

November 24th – January 1st 

Fill up your car, truck, or SUV and drive through millions of lights at Texas Motor Speedway.

Friday – Saturday: 6pm – 10pm
Sunday – Thursday: 6pm – 9pm

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Arlington Holiday of Lights Parade

Saturday, December 10th, 6:00pm

The 2022 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade will brighten Downtown Saturday, December 10!

Bring your friends and family to the Downtown/University District to enjoy the Annual Holiday Lights Parade. Thousands of people will gather for the pageantry which is followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree.

Don’t forget to bring your camera and take a picture with Santa before the parade at the Library at 100 S Center Street or after the tree lighting at the Founders Plaza at 100 W Abram Street.

Parade will continue as planned rain, snow, or shine… but not ice!

Arlington Music Hall
Christmas Concerts for 2021

December 4th-18th 

December 4th: Wynonna Christmas
December 8th:  Christmas with the Beatles
December 9th:  Texas Tenors Deep in Heart of Christmas
December 17th:  Chad Prather & Friend Christmas
December 18th:  Al Joslin Christmas

Holiday in the Park
at Six Flags over Texas

November 19th  – January 1st

Holiday in the Park is back! ‘Tis the season for glittering lights, delicious snacks, and a festive spin on your favorite rides.

Gather around for the nightly tree lighting show you’ll never forget! Each night, millions of lights are illuminated at once by Santa in a magical moment. For the little elves in your family, head over to the Merry Marketplace to meet Santa Claus! After meeting Santa, venture into Casa Magnetica and celebrate Nochebuena in our unique tilted house attraction.

Try to catch a glimpse of Santa’s reindeer as you soar 400 feet in the air on Texas SkyScreamer or fly head over heels on BATMAN: The Ride. Make a New Year’s Resolution to experience more thrills on HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity, a giant whirling wheel of adventure to kick 2023 off right! For the little ones looking for less thrills, take a merry ride on the Silver Star Christmas Carousel.

Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

Saturday, December 10th  6pm

Arlington Interlochen Lights



Hometown Holidays Mansfield, Texas
Mansfield ISD Performing Arts Center

November 30th – December 3rd

Two great Mansfield traditions combined into four days of holiday magic! The City of Mansfield and Mansfield ISD coming together to spread seasonal cheer!

Hometown Holidays is November 30 to December 3 at the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts (1110 W. Debbie Ln.)

Get ready for midway rides, an ice slide, carnival games, interactive arts, Santa visits, food vendors, Toys for Tots dropoffs and special highlights to each day like the Toy Drop Off Parade (Wednesday), Tree Lighting & Fireworks (Thursday), Drone Show (Friday) and Dance Spectacular (Saturday).

Get more information and ride tickets at www.MansfieldHometownHolidays.com


Grapevine: The Christmas Capitol of Texas

It’s more merry in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas®! Bring your family and friends to create wonderful Christmas memories that you’ll cherish forever. You’ll be amazed at 40 days of unique and traditional Christmas events, as you see Grapevine sparkle with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters and much more. Grapevine offers some of the most magical moments of the season and we invite you to experience it all in the Christmas Capital of Texas!


The New Granbury Live Christmas Concerts 2022

December 3rd-18th

December 2nd:  A Janie Fricke Christmas
December 3rd:  A Malpass Brother’s Christmas
December 8th – 9th:  An Elvis Christmas
December 10th:  Michael Hix Christmas Party
December 15th:  William Lee Martin’s Return of the Nutcracker
December 16th:  Everly Brothers Experience Christmas Show
December 17th:  Texas Flood Bluesy Christmas



December 12th – December 24th

  • Over 12 miles of LED lighting
  • Over 17,000 ornaments
  • 35 Christmas trees
  • 11 kinds of fresh pine
  • 55 foot tall Christmas tree at the entrance of the building
  • 6 tons of custom iron to create the bespoke tree

Over the course of 12 days in December (12/12 thru 12/24), guests will enjoy a daily Holiday Gifting Market in the lobby, daily live Jazz in the lobby topped off with holiday sips, weekend Christmas brunch specials, & a surprise performance by Texas Ballet Theatre plus additional daily programming.

    • Home Alone, S’mores & Sips: Monday Movie night surrounded by downtown views. Enjoy Popcorn, Home Alone-themed cocktails, & a S’mores Bar amongst twinkling holiday lights
    • Mozart Christmas Dinner: Enjoy a wine-paired dinner by our executive chef team & a performance from Mozart In The Bar, featuring members of Dallas Symphony Orchestra amongst Catbird’s beloved holiday décor.
    • Winter Whiskey & Hot Shave: Tondeo Hair Lounge in our lobby is opening its doors for a night of hot shaves, whiskey tastings, & luxury men’s gift shopping.
    • Holiday Pie 101: Executive Chef Jeramie Robison invites you into his kitchen for an evening of merry-making, pie-baking, & wine-drinking. Box up your pie & take it home for the holidays.
    • Christmas Cookie Decorating & Live Jazz: Little ones are invited for a magical afternoon of cookie decorating. Our culinary team will take care of everything while moms & dads enjoy Live Holiday Jazz in the bustling lobby.The wine’s on us.
    • Brunch with Santa + Kessaku’s Boozy Bonsai: Santa’s playing host for brunch at Nine featuring live jazz, build-your-own Bloody Mary, & 2nd annual Holiday Brunch Buffet! Wander up to floor 50 where Kessaku will host Boozy Tea & Bonsai Styling class. 
    • Brunch with Santa + Catbird’s Cowboy Brunch: While Santa hosts our second day of Holiday Brunch + Jazz at Nine, Catbird will host a festive Brunch for Dallas Cowboys vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on the terrace. Join for both events, a breezy elevator ride away.
    • Christmas with Lucchese & Samuel Lynne Galleries: Lucchese & SLG are coming together for a Cowboy Christmas Soiree. Explore David Yarrow’s “Storytelling” exhibition & enjoy shopping & surprises. Attend for a chance to win cowboy boots (up to $1,000) & a signed coffee table book by Yarrow. 
    • Eggnog 101 & Live Jazz: Catbird’s lead mixologists guide you through perfecting a holiday party classic — Spiked Cinnamon Eggnog. With Eggnog in hand, enjoy a Winter Charcuterie grazing table & HolidayJazz by Catbird’s own Brad Leali Trio.
    • Neiman Marcus Downtown Dallas Pop-Up: The Neiman Marcus flagship is bringing its signature holiday cheer to the National with a curated selection of gifts & stocking stuffers to place beneath the tree.
    • Holiday Arrangements with the Botanical Mix: The master of Thompson Dallas’ florals, Shane Friesenhahn invites you for a special evening in his workshop building your own Botanical Mix-inspired holiday table arrangement.
    • 2nd Annual Holiday High Tea: Classic & spiked tea served alongside sweet & savory treats. Enjoy Live Jazz, Christmas décor, & gift shopping in the  Market.
    • Christmas Eve’s Gratefulness Giveback: Downtown neighbors & friends are invited to enjoy hot chocolate stations at both entrances as we honor all there is to be grateful for.


    Prairie Lights in
    Grand Prairie
    Thanksgiving Night through New Year’s Eve

    Open Every Night at 6pm

    Prairie Lights is the premier holiday light park in Texas located at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas. Prairie Lights 2021 will feature the return of Holiday Village, the magical walk-thru forest, carnival rides, photos with Santa, and more.




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